Jon Lewis will have an operation on his left ankle to remove some troublesome bits of bone. Lewis, the England seamer and Gloucestershire captain, will undergo the surgery next Thursday.
Gloucestershire expect him to be out of the game for two to three months. It's obviously not great timing for the county season, but the club's physiotherapist, Steve Griffin, explained that this is the best course of action for the long-term.
"Hopefully it will resolve the issues that have been causing him problems over the winter months. The rehabilitation process following the surgery is very important and we will not be rushing Jon back until he is completely ready. "